Date of publication: 07 February 2018

If we are to achieve a sustainable future, as outlined by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the role of business will be critical. In fact, if viewed in the right way, achieving the SDGs presents huge market opportunities for businesses.

But what needs to change if business is to grasp these opportunities? Project Breakthrough has been interviewing leading innovators, from both big and small companies, to answer that question. One theme kept emerging from these conversations: that buinsess leaders need to start thinking differently. They need a new mindset.

We have synthesised the different characteristic that they claim form this new, breakthrough mindset into a short film. Volans and the UN Global Compact are now working with Global Compact members to nurture these characteristics within their company.

With thanks to our interviewees:

Rick Ridgeway, Patagonia

Robbie Schingler, Planet

Josh Tetrick, JUST

Francesco Starace, Enel Group

Zenia Tata, XPRIZE

Erin Meezan, Interface

Marcus Shingles, XPRIZE

Paul Hawken, Project Drawdown

Andrew McAfee, MIT

Peter Diamandis, Singularity University

Patrick Thomas, Covestro

Taavet Hinrikus, TransferWise

Jessi Baker, Provenance

Sacha Romanovitch, Grant Thornton


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